Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum'Item #3615 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
Popular for its hardiness and handsome foliage, this fern makes an excellent groundcover or border edging in shaded locations. The stiff, glossy, dark green fronds of holly-like leaflets with coarsely fringed margins add excellent texture to container plantings. Evergreen in mild winter regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Forms vase-shaped clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ser-TOE-mium fal-KAH-tumPlant type:FernDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:5 - 9, 14 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Forms vase-shaped clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Prized for foliage.Design IdeasThis unique Fern is an excellent potted specimen. It grows in shaded niches in rock gardens and on the north side of buildings. Thicker than other Fern, it stands up to coastal breezes without tattering. Above all, it is among the few that survive well with salt air or saline water supply.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
- CareCare InformationBest with fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize periodically during growing season. Provide winter protection in USDA zone 6. Remove old, faded fronds after new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.